Central City Location

You will benefit from a central city location, close to many University faculties and departments.  The University Chemical Laboratory and the Department of Engineering are only a few minutes' walk away, and the Downing Site is right on our doorstep.  Those departments located further out from the centre, such as the Sidgwick Site and the West Cambridge Site, are no more than a ten minute cycle ride away.  You can check the University map for more details.


The College's position on Regent Street is well placed for all the amenities that cosmopolitan Cambridge has to offer, including its shopping and nightlife. For entertainment, students can access nine museums, four theatres, three cinemas and two popular venues.  Concerts take place in Cambridge most nights of the week, plus lots of other live music. As well as the college and university bars, there are more than 100 pubs, as well as nightclubs and restaurants to suit all tastes. 

If you want to enjoy the traditional Cambridge punting experience on the River Cam, we even offer a College Punt Scheme where Downing students can hire punts for a reduced rate.